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Overall H: 25.8 cm, Diam (max): 11.9 cm
On Display
about 1100-1199
Web Description: 
The Kufic inscription on the body reads: “Good fortune and abundant blessings to its owner.”
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Primary Description: 
Bottle. Translucent deep green; numerous bubbles. Body and foot blown in mold with two vertical sections; applied. Bottle: roughly globular. Rim is irregular horizontal flange with rounded edge; neck is tall and narrow cylinder, slightly wider at bottom than at top; shoulder slopes and merges with wall, which curves down, out, and in; base has straight side, rounded at bottom, with concave underside, which has concentric groove (D. 4.3 cm); pontil mark (D. 2.1 cm). Applied decoration near bottom of neck consists of three trails making irregular openwork zigzag between two continuous horizontal ribs. Mold-blown decoration consists of four continuous friezes separated by single horizontal ribs and with additional horizontal rib beneath lowest frieze (from top to bottom): (1) 12 contiguous downward-pointing tongue-shaped elements; (2) continuous vegetal scroll with nine elaborate leaves or flowers; (3) Kufic inscription, translated as "And to the owner happiness and blessing and joy"; and (4) continuous vegetal scroll.
Glass of the Sultans
Benaki Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 122-123, #822; BIB# 113723
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 59, p. 74; BIB# 139172
Melisende of Jerusalem: the world of a forgotten crusader queen (2011) illustrated, p. 106, plate xiii, fig. 4.11;
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 21, fig. 2.10; BIB# 120381
Islamic Masterworks: 'Glass of the Sultans' at the Met (2001-11) illustrated, fig. 15; BIB# AI53342
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 93, #19; BIB# 68105
Beauty of Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 112; BIB# 77736
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 95, #151; BIB# 58995
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 34, #22; BIB# 35679
Fran Mesopotamien till medeltid (1990-01) p. 46; BIB# AI25904
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 78-79, pl. 31; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 42, #35; p. 44; BIB# 33211
Islamic Art in the United States: The Corning Museum of Glass (1985) p. 68, ill.;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 41, #34; BIB# 21161
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 236-237, #467; BIB# 27315